I have been taking pictures for over 30 years now. I started out as a watercolor painter and began taking pictures for material to paint. My first camera was a Kodak 126 film camera which I took to England and Scotland beginning my adventures in travel photography. Oh, how I dreamed of working for National Geographic. I graduated to 35 MM using Dad's old (and heavy) Yashica when we moved to Saudi Arabia back in 1979. I studied black and white developing and learned composition. I received my own 35 mm camera on my 13th birthday! An Olympus OM2 and the lenses and filters followed. More travel photography in Thailand on summer vacations.
After moving to Arizona I discovered the "Polarizer" and it changed my photography. I love the deep dark skies contrast to the desert. Around 2006 I moved over to digital, I must say it was difficult to give up the film. The Olympus Evolt 300 opened new doors into photography. I have been through a few cameras since then.
What's in my bag?
I have ditched the DSLR in favor of the newer lighter weight mirrorless camera. I am shooting with the Fujifilm XT3 and the TX20 with a 16 MM-1.4, 10-24 MM, 55-200 MM and my favorite the 18-135 MM. My bag is still heavy but I love my Fujis!